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The NEPSY-ii is a series of tests for executive function. Does anyone have any experience with this? Im wondering how several highly divergent scores on subtests can be interpreted.

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Just bumping this up. My child is just getting this testing and I would love to hear more from people with kiddos working on EF.

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The NEPSY-II isn't just for executive functions... it has tests of attention/executive functions, language, visual spatial skills, motor skills, visual motor skills, memory (verba/visual/more simple/more complex/immediate/delayed/recognition), and social perception.  That said, divergent scores in the EF/attention area are pretty common.  When I test kids, even those with pretty flagrant ADHD don't usually do poorly in all things.  Some subtests (and parts of subtests) test sustained attention and/or selective attention (which are related but different), while others test problem-solving and conceptualization or mental flexibility/set shifting and inhibition and self-monitoring.  So, you'd have to discuss the specific subtests to know WHICH parts of EF or attention seemed impaired.  

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Thanks for your answers.


To be specific, it was the nepsy-ii, Inhibition.

95% on the naming aspect, 75th% in inhibition aspect, 37th% in switching (stopped doing the last task, claiming it was boring)

I read that an overall result for these tests is  misleading, and that each subtest should be taken on its own merit. Tester claims that his attention wavered as tasks went on, but nonetheless, he performed  very well, and quite well in the first two tests respectively which are meant to test executive function. In addition to that, he performed in the very superior range in working memory which is also a subset of executive function....


Just wondered what it all meant as far as overall executive function  is concerned....

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